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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:23 PM
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"Thou shalt not steal."
Missing atheist sign found in Washington state

(CNN) -- An atheist sign criticizing Christianity that was erected alongside a Nativity scene was taken from the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington, on Friday and later found in a ditch.

An employee from country radio station KMPS-FM in Seattle told CNN the sign was dropped off at the station by someone who found it in a ditch.

"I thought it would be safe," Freedom From Religion Foundation co-founder Annie Laurie Gaylor told CNN earlier Friday. "It's always a shock when your sign is censored or stolen or mutilated. It's not something you get used to."

The incident will not stifle the group's message, Gaylor said. Before reports of the placard's recovery, she said a temporary sign with the same message would be placed in the building's Rotunda. Gaylor said a note would be attached saying, "Thou shalt not steal."

"I guess they don't follow their own commandments," Gaylor said. "There's nothing out there with the atheist point of view, and now there is such a firestorm that we have the audacity to exist. And then stifles our speech."


Gaylor said that police are checking security cameras pointed at the building's entrances and exits to see if they can see anyone stealing the sign.

"It's probably about 50 pounds, " Gaylor said. "My brother-in-law was huffing and puffing carrying it up the stairs. It's definitely not something you can stick under your arm or conceal."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/12/05/atheists.christmas...
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:27 PM
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1. Pat Robertson can leg-press 2000 pounds
I know that because he said so.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:39 PM
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2. James Dobson can bend forks with his mind. I know that because he said so. nt
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 01:40 PM by valerief
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:48 PM
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4. LOL!


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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:42 PM
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3. Thank god they found it. (sorry)
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